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Old 10-25-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy How do i run microsoft exe programs?

I have recently installed mandrake 10,

How do i run microsoft exe programs?
I want to play a game called age of empires 2 and loads of good games but if i try to install them "setup.exe" or whatever it is, linux asks what program to open it with. In microsoft exe would be openedby itself.
So does anyone know whats wrong?
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for games, use cedega. just hit google for it.
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Little help to find Cedega ...
It will cost a little

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linux can not natively run windows programs.

There is wine, winex, i.e transgaming for games and vmware are apps that support windows programs running in linux.
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Be glad that Linux doesn't run *.exe programs natively. That's the source of a lot of virus infections...

Wine, WineX, Cedega (from Transgaming), CodeWeavers Wine, CrossOver Office, all have the goal of running Windoze programs in Linux on x86 based machines (Pentiums, AMDs, Cyrix, etc.). Success varies with the individual application. Some Win programs try little "tricks" to run. When programmers use these, then the portability layer than the wine, etc. programs provide must simulate that envirnment as well,...

Plus some programs (those made by M$ for example) use special checking software that tries to verify that the program is running on Windoze. Those programs generally won't work. M$ Office works fairly well in CrossOver Office, but really is unnecessary (except for specialty add-ons, and macros) because of


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